September book club - Book for discussion is 'Notes to Self' by Emilie Pine

The London Irish Book club has been going for many years.

It concentrates on Irish authors both fiction and non fiction. The style is extremely informal.

You can contribute your opinion or just sit and listen to the comments of others on each book.

Our age range is diverse and we decide on the next title by consensus.

Nobody is an expert here although we do have one new author!

Your thoughts are as good as anyone else's and we frequently disagree on the merits of our books.

About this months book:

The extraordinary #1 bestseller - A word-of-mouth literary phenomenon

'Do not read this book in public: it will make you cry' Anne Enright

'Every line pulses with the pain and joy and complexity of an extraordinary life' Mark O'Connell

'I am afraid of being the disruptive woman. And of not being disruptive enough. I am afraid. But I am doing it anyway.'

In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speaks to the business of living as a woman in the 21st century - its extraordinary pain and its extraordinary joy. Courageous, humane and uncompromising, she writes with radical honesty on birth and death, on the grief of infertility, on caring for her alcoholic father, on taboos around female bodies and female pain, on sexual violence and violence against the self.

Devastatingly poignant and profoundly wise - and joyful against the odds - Notes to Self offers a portrait not just of its author but of a whole generation.

Free event - booking in advance is essential! You can book here or get in touch with the organiser Greg directly on [email protected] 

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Other upcoming dates for the diary are as follows:

Monday 25th November - Anne Griffin "When All is Said"

Sorry, this event is now sold out.